Japan at a Glance

 Japan at a Glance

Area – 377,800 sq. km.
Location – East Asia
Capital – Tokyo
Highest Point – Mt Fuji (3,776 m)
Lowest Point – Tokyo (about 3.4 m)
Chief Rivers – Shinano, Ishikar, Tone
Major Lake – Lake Biwa
Monetary Unit – 10 Yen = 9.47 NPR
Government – Constitutional Monarchy
Population – 127 Million
Literacy Rate – 99%
Life Expectancy – 85.5 yrs.
Nobel laureate – 8th in the world


The history of going to Japan to study dates back to 1902 is to a continual flow of 1 century. Nepal Government had sent 8 student to study in Japan for different-different subject like in ammunition, mine, Engineering and Agriculture under the full scholarship. By the way they are recorded as the first student who went abroad to study. They had set out in April 29 and reached in Japan in June 17, 1902. 17 attendants were to help these studends. They studied in eikoku Daigaku (Tokyo University), Kuramae Koto Kogyo Gakko (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Noka Daigaku (Tokyo Agriculture University). After the completion of study they returned in 1905. Wisteria, Chrysanthemum, Persimmon and the big size Chestnut (Nillahar, Godaboriphool, Haluwabed and thulo Kattus) are familiar flowers and fruits of Nepal, particularly it is common in the Kathmandu valley. Seeds of these flowers and fruits were brought from Japan and planted here for the first time hundred years ago by one of the eight students who studied agriculture in Japan.

Diplomatic relationship was amended between Nepal and Japan in 1956 since then Nepali student have been going Japan as their educational destination. 

This numbers of student going to Japan is increasing overwhelmingly so the problem seen in this sectors ought to be urgently addressed otherwise it will be nightmare.

If the data of Ministry of Education , a department of NOC is to taken Japan has exceeded the other countries remarkably.